Ruddog have announced that their popular 5-slot 550-size crawler motors are now available in three additional turn ratings, 14T, 16T and 20T. The dual ball-raced motors feature adjustable timing, plated end bells, replaceable motor brushes and springs, brush heatsink towers and they are fully rebuildable if needed. The adjustable timing allows to adapt and optimise the motors for drivetrains that require reverse motor rotation operation.
Surpass have introduced the V2 version of their Rocket 540 Plus 4-pole brushed crawler motor. The power plant features a 5-slot 775-sized rotor for improved low-speed linearity and increased low-speed torque and it makes use of high-strength and high-temperature resistant neodymium iron boron magnets. Compared with its predecessor, performance has been improved with lower internal resistance along using optimised magnets resulting in reduced heat build up making the whole unit more efficient. The motor is available in four different winding variants including 11T, 13T, 16T, and 20T. The combined 80A speed controller has also been updated, the V2 version having much improved throttle feel and the internal resistance of the MOS tube has been reduced, again for reduced heat and improved efficiency.
Following the release of their drift specific XeRun XD10 Pro ESC, Hobbywing have now introduced these new drift series XeRun D10 motors. Like the ESC the motor is also available in black, red and purple. Internally, the new motor stator is optimised for drift and improves motor efficiency in drift applications. A built-in high-precision sensor board, combined with drift-specific fan rotors, provide excellent motor linearity and drivability while greatly improves motor efficiency. The 10.5T motor weighs approximately 158g while the 13.5T is at 165g (including 3 gold insert weights). The lightweight motor allows user to easily tweak their weight bias on their car. A neat feature is the the rotor is equipped with a fan that provides great heat dissipation. The special-shaped gold fan on the rotor cools the motor while making a pleasant sound, especially when Turbo is turned on. Optional rotors are available. The motor comes factory soldered with high quality 3.5mm banana plug for easy access swap to different motors with the 3.5mm male also included in the XD10 ESC.
Maclan Racing have introduced their new M32e Pro 200 Competition 1/8th ESC and all-new MR8.4 series motor for 1/8th competition applications. The M32e Pro 200 is purpose-built for the 1/8th scale eBuggy and eTruggy applications with upgraded internal components ensuring the operating temperature is lower than its predecessor. With silicon coating on the circuit boards, the M32e also offers better durability for the 1/8th scale competition environment. It utilises a full aluminium case that ensures maximum thermal dissipation and extreme durability and the 30mm HV turbo ESC fan provides that extra insurance to cool down the ESC in extreme ambient conditions. The super-switch-mode BEC is designed to handle true HV for all types of servos from 6V to 8.4V.
LRP have presented their updated brushed motor series for 2021. While the popular Crawler and Truck Puller motor types have been kept unchanged, the V10 series has been updated to the new Spec.6 and two new motors for scalers and crawlers now complete the line up. The V10 Spec.6 motors are available in five different variants, a 19×2, 17×2, 14×2, 12×2 and 10×2, and feature high-power precision winding, dual bearings, high power magnets, SMD capacitor and are fully rebuildable with adjustable timing. The other two motors are similar in features but come in 55 and 80 turn variants for the very precise throttle control needed for crawling.
Yokomo have introduced their ‘Zero-S’ series of drift motors. Available in 3 colours including black, red and purple, which have been requested by many users to best match with the colours of the YD-2 series of cars. Although it has a slightly more torque, it has a smoother throttle feeling than previous versions, which makes it easier to handle in the low to medium speed range and it is set to make traction control easier in RWD drift cornering and straight.
Reedy have introduced their all-new Radon 2 Crawler 550 brushed motors. The Crawler 550 can easily be recognised by its extended length can which houses a longer armature and magnets, resulting in more torque than a typical shorter 540 can. An increase in torque makes the Crawler 550 ideal for heavier rigs or when encountering higher grip or steeper terrain. Thanks to the Crawler 550’s 5-slot design, it still is capable of delivering precision throttle control, which is ideal for traversing the varying and changing terrain encountered on the trail. Dual ball bearings improve performance and reliability while adjustable timing allows for adjustments to compensate for different drivetrain configurations that require reverse motor rotation, and for fine-tuning power output. The Radon 2 Crawler 550 motor is available in 10, 12, 14, 16, and 20-turn versions to suit a variety of applications and speed requirements.
Adding to the Dash line of RS-tune V3 series variant is the 21.5T outlaw motor. The new generation features a high airflow arrow design with large openings in the machined aluminium can to guarantee maximum cooling efficiency, a lower weight and minimised power fading in high ambient temperatures. The redesigned stator helps to achieve a much lower internal resistance, increasing in torque which enhances the overall performance. The RS-Tune V3 motors are specially designed for most Asian stock racing classes as they are already equipped with a standard (V2RSS123) rotor, that keeps them within the KV and Amps requirements.